More than a fairytale Amanda Munger
LUMBERTON — Sometimes the fairy tale doesn’t end after “happily ever after.”
More than 20 Robeson County children will show what happens after the book’s final page in a play they will be performing Monday through July 15 at libraries around the county, and at the Carolina Civic Center on July 21.
“It starts with our narrator leading through, saying, ‘Do you think that you know what fairy tales are abou...
Answers for tomato trouble pside-down, container grown, raised beds, or field grown: Tomatoes can be grown just about anywhere.
The million-dollar question is how well can I grow them in each of these situations. For the past three weeks, I have had many calls about tomatoes. Today we’re going to take a few moments and answer some basic questions about growing tomatoes directly from you, the consumer.
Question : My tomatoes are almost ripe, and then they turn blac...
Model of success LUMBERTON — Michael Stember’s legs have taken him around the world.
The track star, who competed in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, is now trying to shrink the globe for local children through a math camp hosted by Ben Chavis, a Robeson County native who is widely acclaimed for his innovative educational methods.
“In track, you don’t have people starting at different places — everyone has the same starting line,” Stember said. “We are drilling ...
Photo courtesy of Richard Terry Locklear
The Hammond family is shown in front of their home on Rennert Road in Saddletree in 1948. They are: Macie Lowry, left, front row; infant Pat Lowry; Fay Lowry; Docie Mae Emanuel; infant Dianne Locklear; Essie Locklear; infant Jeannine Locklear; Geraldine Sampson; Docie Hammond, left, back row; and James H. Hammond.
Photo courtesy of Richard Terry LocklearThe Robesonian
Library offers variety of DVDs, audiobooks My name is Lolita McMillan. I work at Robeson County Public Library. If you have not been to the library lately, stop in and take a look. Of course we have books, but we also have VHS tapes, DVDs and programs for children and adults.
During the day I can usually be found in the computer lab. I help out as much as I can, but some of our patrons know much more than I do about using the computer. I have met many great people in the library, an...
Club News for July 3 SADDLETREE — County Commissioner David Edge recently spoke at the monthly meeting of the Saddletree Community Center.
He was accompanied by Chuck Miller of the Department of Transportation, who discussed and answered questions about the four-way stop sign that has been installed in Saddletree.
For information on the community center, call R.G. Hammonds at (910) 734-2991.
Features briefs for July 3 Youth Triathlon set for Aug. 27
LUMBERTON — The Tri-Warriors Youth Triathlon will be held Aug. 27 at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
The event is open to boys and girls ages 6 to 15, and is limited to the first 300 registrants. The entry fee is $25 in July and $30 in August. To register, visit www.sportoften.com/events/eventDetails.cfm?pEventId=6045.
For information, visit www.triwarriors.net or e-mail Race Director Mike...
BB&T shines a light Amanda Munger
LUMBERTON — Recipients of food boxes from the Robeson County Church and Community Center will be more satisfied after their meals thanks to BB&T.
The bank recently donated four commercial-sized freezers to the center, which means meat can be on the menu.
“I just think it’s awesome because it enables us to be a better ministry to the clients and residents of Robeson County,” said Darlene Jacobs, the exec...
Safety key to summer grilling Summertime is perfect for grilling and enjoying special events with family and friends. Unfortunately, in all the enjoyment of summer, we sometimes forget to handle food safely. There are 48 million people affected by food-borne illnesses every year in the United States. Here are 10 grilling tips to keep you and your loved ones safe the next time you light up the grill.
n Start the process of making sure food is safe while shopping for groc...
Features briefs for June 29 Fourth of July
LUMBERTON — Lumberton’s annual Fourth of July celebration will be held Saturday at Lumberton Senior High School.
The festivities will begin at 7 p.m. with a fireworks display at 9 p.m. Gold Rush will perform.
For information, call (910) 671-3869.
Final concert set for Thursday
LUMBERTON — The final installment of this year’s Alive After 5 concert series will feature the Band of Oz on Thursday.
A look back — 1954 This visitor’s card from 1954 was found among Bruce Kappel’s father’s effects. His father, who lived in Greensboro at the time, was a traveling salesman. The card entitles the owner to park in any metered spaces for the day it is labeled.
Program plans to teach etiquette in Robeson County CHARLOTTE — The National League of Junior Cotillions is establishing a program in Robeson County, where middle and junior high school students can be schooled on etiquette, character education, and social dance.
The league has hundreds of chapters in 34 states.
“This program is making a positive impact on students across the nation and we are delighted to know that more young people in this area will have the opportunity for this vital tr...
Libraries are an important part of communities Hi once again. I hope I did not bore you too much with the story of my life last week. If I did I apologize.
In this article I will be talking about the importance of public libraries in our communities. Michael Gorman, the former president of the American Library Association, in one of the books I read while getting my masters in Library and Information Science, put it best.
He said: “Libraries are the finest example of a democratic inst...